If singing the works of Bach, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss, Brahms, Handel's "Messiah," Rutter's "Requiem" and music from the British Isles sounds good to you, auditioning for the 37th season of Columbia Pro Cantare might be just the ticket for you. Auditions are currently in progress for all parts.

To schedule your audition, call 410-730-8549. For more information, go to procantare.org.

Regular rehearsals are held every Tuesday at Hammond High School from 7:30 to 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 3.

Readers often comment on the wide range of topics in this column. The recent passing of my 89-year old Aunt Effie Mae Scharff produced increased contact with extended family and friends. Some families seem quite uniform in their interests. My family is quite eclectic with interests from veganism to bull riding and pretty much everything in between. What's your family like?

Residents of the Clarksville community are an eclectic lot with interests, hobbies and occupations in a huge range. Why not share some of those interests? Send me email.

"Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home" will be shown at Roots Market on Monday evening, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. The movie is free, but you need to register in advance by calling 443-535-9321 or stop by the Roots Customer Service desk.

Aug. 26 is an important day in Howard County. It's the first day of school for students. Drive carefully and be on the alert for children on or near roadways.

The Lady Hawks softball team of River Hill High is raising money by recycling inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, iPods/MP3 Players, GPS devises and digital cameras. Each one of those items is worth cash for the team. If you have those items, don't toss them in the trash. Bring them to the school. The girls will appreciate your assistance and support.

For more information, you may send email to marni_rosenbaum@hcpss.org.